Phenomics: A Science of Unravelling the Genotype- Phenotype Relationship
Published on Jan 1, 2013
Phenomics is a new branch of science developed in recent years, which mainly study the cell phenotypes in different environments at systems level. Phenomics is widely used in the genotype-phenotype mapping, the genetic basis research of complex trait diseases, crop genetic improvement. Meanwhile, phenomics research faces huge challenges. Extensive features of genomic data directly spawned a new scientific research based on the genome sequences. This paper introduces the scope of phenomics in simple terms. It summarizes the application of phenomics in the genotype-phenotype mapping, the genetic basis research of complex trait diseases, crop genetic improvement, and the challenges of phenomics research. Meanwhile, it discusses the application of bioinformatics in phenomics, and the future and perspective of phenomics.